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Joe Douglas jokingly references Jamal Adams saga

New York Jets general manager Joe Douglas took to the podium on Monday to give his closing comments on the team’s 2021 season.

Douglas provided much detail on his thoughts regarding the franchise’s present and future, but the highlight of the press conference was Douglas’ reaction to a question that referenced the Jamal Adams melodrama from the 2020 offseason.

A media member asked Douglas whether defensive tackle Quinnen Williams would be a “Jet for life,” a direct reference to when Douglas said “The plan is for Jamal [Adams] to be a Jet for life” in February 2020 when discussing Adams’ contract situation.

Douglas got a big chuckle out of the question, jokingly responding, “I’m not going to say that anymore.”

Williams is entering the same stage of his career as Adams was when he and the Jets failed to agree on a contract extension, resulting in him being traded to Seattle. The Alabama product is heading into the fourth year of his rookie contract after being selected by the Jets with the third overall pick in the 2019 draft, while Mike Maccagnan was still in the GM’s chair. New York must make a decision on Williams’ fifth-year option for the 2023 season prior to May 3.

Douglas dove into many other topics during his press conference.

Regarding left tackle Mekhi Becton, Douglas said, “I expect big things from him next year.”

Douglas analyzed the flexibility that the Jets have with their hoard of assets.

Douglas praised the development that he saw from quarterback Zach Wilson throughout his rookie season.

The next big step for Douglas and the Jets’ brass is Senior Bowl week in Mobile, Ala. The game is scheduled for February 5 while teams will also get the chance to scout players in drills and practices during the week ahead of the game.

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He said it with a chuckle but he didn’t look happy about it at all. I saw the same thing, but if you watch, he says it while he’s getting up to exit and he did not look happy. I will say this, his handling of Adams was 100% spot on, even with the “Jet for life” comment. When a player brings his negotiations to the media, the organization does EXACTLY what Joe did. Make it look like it’s the player who doesn’t want to be there. Of course in Adams’ case that wasn’t a difficult sell. Look, I don’t… Read more »


The never ending Jamal Adams saga… At least we got AVT and a 10th pick that’s a fair deal for Jamal Adams